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Lifelong learning basics vital to successful programs

Wed, Nov 16,2011 @ 01:27 PM
by Suzanne Kart |

LERN estimates that only 25 percent of continuing education and lifelong learning programs are lifelong learning basicseffectively positioned to survive the next decade. That's because 75% of the way we do things will be completely different in 2020 than it was in 2000.

However, while we may be redesigning staffing structures, developing outcome-based job descriptions, using software, and reengineering processes to increase staff productivity, many basics of running of successful program remain the same.

Lifelong learning best practices include:

  • Perfecting operations - Now more than ever, we must run our programs like business. Programs stuck in process-laden decision-making requirements will not survive.
  • Building long-term relationships - We need to know who our customers are and what it takes to keep them happy. Our future hinges on our ability to keep participants coming back year to year.
  • Building a signficant brand - We must know what our Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is and what distinguishes us from our competitors.
  • Making investments and utilizing sound financial decision making - Spending money now for future paybacks can be hugely profitable.
If you want to learn more about LERN's essentials for continuing education and lifelong learning programs, download our webinar "The Essentials" today!

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